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La Liga: Simeone Staying Put At Atletico Madrid

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Diego Pablo Simeone, head coach of Atletico de Madrid looks on prior the Spanish League match beetween Villarreal CF and Atletico de Madrid, at El Madrigal Stadium, in Vila-real, on december 12, 2016. (Photo by Maria Jose Segovia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel Angel Gil-Marin has insisted that Diego Simeone will not be leaving the club anytime before the summer of 2018. Simeone back in March of 2015 signed a contract that had him at the helm of Atletico Madrid until the summer of 2020.

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The Colchonero manager then decided cut his contract by two years until 2018 back in September. Speculations began to fly about Diego Simeone’s future after confirmation of the Argentine cutting his original contract short.

The 46-year-old Argentine has been heavily linked with a return to Internazionale di Milano since the announcement of Simeone’s contract was cut short. The national team for Argentina will also be eyeing Simeone since the team is in dire need of a leader of the same caliber. But according to Gil-Marin, El Cholo will see out his contract with Los Rojiblancos.

“Simeone will remain at Atletico at least for the rest of this season and the next,”

Diego Simeone took charge of Atletico Madrid back in December of 2011 and just recently celebrated his fifth anniversary as Atleti’s boss with a multitude of accomplishments. Simeone won the La Liga trophy for Atletico in the 2013-2014 campaign, a Copa Del Rey, Supercopa de Espana, Europa League and a UEFA Super Cup. Simeone also took Atletico Madrid to two Champions League finals.

During his tenure he has turned the Colchoneros into a force to be reckoned with on the domestic and European stage. In 2016, his Atleti squad has kept the most clean sheets (22) than any other team in the top-5 leagues anchored by arguable the best defender in the world of football, Diego Godin.

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A number of players have burst onto the scene under Simeone’s watch, Antoine Griezmann notably who has become Atletico’s most prolific scorer in La Liga tallying 50 goals under El Cholo’s tutelage while also finishing in the top three for the Balon D’Or. Yannick Carrasco is another blossoming star for Los Colchoneros, the 23-year-old Belgium international is the only La Liga midfielder to complete more than 100 dribbles in 2016.

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Only time will tell on when Diego Simeone finally parts ways with Atletico Madrid and where he heads off to afterwards.

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